Clarita loves the color robin's egg blue.
What do you love?
Today I recommend a new form of shopping that costs absolutely nothing. It occurred to me while contemplating how people who shop on Etsy leave virtual "hearts" at their favorite Etsy stores, or give to items that catch their fancy. Maybe an Etsy shopper never buys that thing, but just having "hearted" it, they've made it a part of their Favorites Section on their Etsy site. It's a way you can come to know a person on Etsy, by what favorites they display. Some people keep their Etsy hearts secret from all others, but many are so proud of their favorites that they announce them on blogs or on Twitter. Maybe this is a metaphor for a very valuable spiritual and creative exercise: listing your favorite things in some tangible form.
First, spend a few moments with your Heart's Longing, what you'd love to see around you, or how you would like things in your life to be. Then imagine that you have left a bit of your heart at the place where those beloved nouns are sold, or appear, or congregate, just as an Etsy shopper might.
Finally, create a book, either real or imaginary where you might store images or words that represent those nouns, or even some verbs, if what you love is an action word. Now imagine that this book has a photo of you on the cover. All these qualities, things, experiences, etc. are part of what you store in your heart. You might title that book: My Heart's Desires.
Such intentionality might actually help you obtain some of these desires. I intend to make such a book this summer and keep it in a sacred place. Can you list at least a hundred things you love? I guarantee that just doing this will lift your spirits.
What do you cherish in your Heart Space? Please leave a comment with one favorite thing you love. It doesn't have to be anything fancy or ponderous: just what first comes to mind!
Wishing you every happiness,